Clubs & Activities

Art Club

Open studio experience involving individual projects, murals, and workshops. Available to all students. - Ms. Lopez


This publication has been a long-standing tradition at Delbarton. Open to students, grades 9-12, and welcomes new members every day after school in Room T340. The student yearbook is unique because it allows you to leave your mark in the school’s history. Ms. Loveday, Ms. Irigary

Chess Club & Team

Meets weekly for one hour after school only during the Winter trimester to practice and play chess. Open to all students, grades 7-12 and players of all levels are welcome. Seven members of the club are selected to form a Chess Team that will participate in matches against other schools. Mr. Paris


Delbarton’s newspaper, the Courier, seeks to communicate and celebrate the whole Delbarton experience: arts, athletics, and service. The Courier is also a forum for the constructive exchange of ideas on issues of concern to students and faculty. We always need new writers, artists, and photographers to help us. Ms. Mainardi, Mr. McGoldrick

Cycling Club

Offers both road and mountain biking to all students, grades 7-12. The club rides two afternoons a week throughout the year (weather permitting). In addition, instruction is available for students who wish to pursue competitive road cycling. Mr. Rosenhaus


Open to students, grades 9-12, the literary magazine’s goal is to encourage creativity in writing, art, photography, musical composition and related areas while publishing these material in an arts journal. Mr. Pillette

Delbarton Literary Artistic & Cultural Club

Open to all student’s grades 7-12, our mission is to foster appreciation for different cultural forms among our members. We focus on everything from the observance of modern rock music, film and culture to the study of classic forms of art. Mr. Vermylen and the English Department


Presents a fall drama, a winter musical in collaboration with the music department, and a spring one-act play festival featuring student written and directed plays. For those who are more comfortable behind the scenes, the stage crew builds sets, hangs lighting, and ensures the productions run smoothly. Open to all students, grades 7-12. Mr. Corica, Mr. Theroux, Mr. Flynn, Ms. Almozara

Economics Club

Delbarton’s Economics Club will foster awareness of global economic issues and serve our community by organizing events of interest, sponsoring both internal and national competitions, and by promoting social responsibility. The Delbarton Economics Club will serve as a vehicle for students at all grade levels to explore current economic issues, build global awareness, and improve financial literacy. Mr. Brady

Engineering & Design Club

Students, grades 7-12, work in groups to complete various engineering and design projects in areas of their personal interest. Groups may also enter state and national contests where they compete against other students. Mr. Devine

Film Club

The Film Club will not simply view cinematic works this year, but will create one as well. The club will be engaging in a spring “film festival” premiere. The club will also study a variety of classic, foreign and independent films. Mr. Carr


The Forensic Society is the competitive speech and debate team at Delbarton. We welcome all 9th-12th graders, and we compete in multiple debate and speech categories at local, regional and national tournaments. Delbarton is an active member of the Paterson Catholic Forensic League, the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL), New Jersey Forensic League (NJFL), and the New Jersey District of the National Forensic League (NFL). Most tournaments are from the last weekend in October until the first weekend in March. Our regular season culminates in the NCFL and NFL National Championship tournaments in late May and mid-June, respectively. In 2010 and 2011, Delbarton debaters won the NCFL National Champion in Public Forum Debate, and in 2011, Delbarton debaters also won the NFL National Championship in Public Forum Debate. Delbarton is the only school ever to win both the NCFL and NFL titles in that event in the same year. Moderator: Bro. Kevin Tidd, OSB, Asst. Moderator: Mr. Philip Bauchan.

French Club

Open to all students, grades 7 -12, this club will explore the language and culture of France and other francophone countries through film, trips, and cultural events. Mr. Sanfacon, Ms. Pearsall

German Club

Open to all students, grades 7-12, this club will explore the language and culture of Germany through film, trips, and cultural events. Mr. Conn

Green Wave Stock Exchange

Open to student’s grades 9-12, the goal of the GWSE is to expose students to equities (stocks) and to the mechanics of the equity markets. In addition to an annual trip to the NYSE, the club sponsors a stock market contest. Mr. Flanagan

History Club

An organization of students who take interest in subjects germane to the study of history. In the past years, the club has sponsored a number of exciting programs, including trips to the Morris Museum, the Cloisters, Imax Theaters, and Medieval Times. In addition, the club sponsors a series of lectures and movies, which includes pizza, soda, and a movie. Mr. Fleishman,Mr. Thompson

Italian Club

Open to all students, grades 7-12, who wish to explore the riches of Italian culture, charm and cuisine as well as centuries of history, art, and music. Activities may include visits to the Italian Embassy, marching in the Columbus Day Parade, and frequent dining at fine Italian restaurants. Mr. Pieraccini, Mr. Delguercio

Latin Club

Open to all students, grades 7-12, who are studying or are interested in the culture, philosophy, and language of ancient Rome. The aim is to develop an interest in the classics while meeting the social and academic needs of its members who plan and participate in a wide-range of activities to foster these objectives. Mr. Linfante

Martial Arts Club

Open to all students, the Martial Arts Club works to promote fitness, cultural awareness, and good character based on the Northern Chinese tradition. Mr. Beach

Math League

Students, grades 7-12, complete intra-Delbarton, state, national, and international math contests. These weekly contests challenge students’ math skills in both individual and team settings. Contests are held after school and are an excellent way to sharpen your math skills. Mrs. Lee

Meteorological Society

The goal of the Meteorological Society is to expose students to meteorological study through hands-on experiments and study materials. Open to all students. Mr. Manno

Visit the Delbarton Weather site here

Environmental Club

Mr. Manno

Middle School Consortium

The Middle School Consortium is a group of 10 schools, which sponsor an annual calendar of events to promote student growth. Activities include a spelling bee, general knowledge tournament, problem solving workshop, forensic tournament, tennis, and chess tournament. There is a limited number of students allowed to participate in each event. Announcements will be made by Mrs. Bonalsky during conference block and through daily announcements.

Middle School Publications

Budding journalists, poets, photographers, and editors needed. Exclusively for 7 & 8 graders. Mr. Linfante

Mineralogical Society

Meets on Thursdays in T331 to learn about collecting minerals, fossils and other aspects of earth science. Field trips to local museums and collecting sites will be planned. Open to all grades, while target to students, grades 7, 8 and 9. Mr. Sanfacon

Model United Nations

This club, open to all student’s grades 9-12, meets every Monday to discuss international government, world geography, foreign policy and the United Nations. Club members debate and compete both here at Delbarton and at conferences held all over the Tri-State area. This year's UN team is planning conferences at Rutgers and Georgetown to start with more conferences and debates to follow in the winter and spring terms. Delegates to these conference trips are chosen by performance in meetings and workshops. UN meetings every Monday in the art history room in the Fine Arts building. Mr. Pulido

Musical Ensembles

Open to all students, grades 7-12, in a wide variety of instrumental ensembles, including Percussion (Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm), Jazz (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm), Clarinet (Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm), Saxophone (Wednesdays 5:00-5:45pm), Wind (Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm), Abbey Orchestra (by audition Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm), Intermediate Orchestra (Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm) and the Schola Cantorum (Chorus on Tuesdays 2:45-4:30pm and Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm) Mr. Blazier, Mr. Devine

Photography Club

Learn how to take pictures using a 35mm camera in manual mode. Also learn to develop black and white film and print photographs. Students in the club often support the school publications by providing requested photos. Meets Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 2:45 p.m. in the darkroom, T338. Open to students, grades 7-12. Ms. Crapo

The Republicans Club

The Delbarton Republicans Club is a student group for anyone interested in politics, specifically of the conservative persuasion. The club meets about two or three times a month in the mornings before school (breakfast is usually provided) where we talk about recent happenings in politics and basically anything involving the Republicans Party. This year the club plans on bringing in guest speakers to talk about elections and life in politics. Open to students, grade 7-12. Mr. Milner

Rugby Club Team

Rugby is an exciting sport which includes running, passing, kicking, and tackling. The team will have practices, scrimmages and game. The club is active in both the spring and fall. No prior experience is needed and all are welcome. Mr. Goodale, Mr. Linfante

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Russian Club

Designed to foster interest in the languages and culture of Russia, and meets on Wednesdays in room T331. Field Trips to Russian neighborhoods or restaurants will also be planned. Open to all grades, the direction the club takes will depend upon those who sign up. Mr. Sanfacon

Schola Cantorum

Delbarton’s Chorus, the Choral group sings all types of music. Open to all students, grades 7-12. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 2:45-4:00pm and Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm in FAC 171. Mr. Blazier, Dr. Forderhase

Science League

A statewide competition for science students, grades 9-12, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Integrated Science. Members are coached throughout the year in preparation for the State Science Day in May. Mrs. Bonalsky

Ski Club

This club meets on Thursdays in January and February to take afternoon and evening trips to the local slopes. Cost TBD. Ms. Serrano

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is designed to foster interest in the language and culture outside the classroom. It is open to all students, grades 7-12. The club sponsors a variety of activities including trips to Spanish restaurants, Broadway or off-Broadway plays, musicals, museums, and other cultural events. Mr. J. Paris

Student Alumni Association

Open to all students, grades 7-12, this association works closely with the Delbarton Alumni Association and provides support for events and activities, including Homecoming, phone-a-thons, and alumni gatherings and dinners. Representatives of this committee will be invited to attend alumni meetings, serve as liaisons between the student body and Delbarton alumni and will enjoy dinners and other benefits for their contributions. Mr. Paris ’82, Mr. Goldsmith ‘04

Trivia Team

In addition to in-house trivia tournaments throughout the year (one each term), we participate in off-campus tournaments. Team members are selected on the basis of their performance at the in-house competitions held on Tuesdays in room T331. Open to all students, grades 7-12. Mr. Sanfacon

Wave TV

WaveTV is an interactive podcast open to all students grades 7-12. We will produce Delbarton’s first world news broadcast focusing on how Delbarton interacts with the global community. Mr. Carr, Ms. Graziano

New Clubs

Always welcome… see your class president or the Assistant Headmaster on how to establish at new club or activity at Delbarton brochure.

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